leopard lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leopard lily garden plant whose capsule discloses when ripe a mass of seeds resembling a blackberry
    • n leopard lily lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals
    • n leopard lily lily of western United States having orange-red to crimson maroon-spotted flowers
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Usage

In poetry:

Now if the lilies of France lick Solomon in all his glory;
And the leopard cannot change his spots;
Nor the British lion his appetite;
Neither can a young Cock-eagle sit simpering
With an olive-sprig in his mouth.
"The American eagle" by D H Lawrence